Okay, what's next?
That is, in terms of bad, apocalyptic-sounding news.
After reading this latest tidbit from the Contra Costa Times about new drought worries, I had to search various End of Days websites and view all their rather interesting prophesies about how events occuring over the past century signify that the End of Days, or Reckoning, is coming.
These frightening signals of the End of Days are far ranging and include: our national economic crisis; the political and economic rise of Russia, China and Islam; the growing conflicts throughout Asia and Africa; the proliferation of nuclear weapons; and, finally, the general U.S. "moral and ethical" decline, which includes, for example, our growing acceptance of gay rights.
And, then, another sign of the Apocalypse--cue the ominous sounding music--an impending drought in California.
Our water is running out! What more evidence do any of us need that the world as we know it will end in 2012--as some believe.
Coincidentally or not, 2012 is the year that my favorite GOP spitfire, Sarah Palin, aims to run for president. Oh my!
Back to our local resources crisis. I'm talking about our statewide water crisis.
Water: many of the world's visionaries regard water as the most precious resource on earth, even more precious than oil.
California, the Contra Costa Times says, faces what Department of Water Resources Director Lester Snow calls "the worst California drought in modern history."
Bummer. As if we needed more bad news.
The Contra Costa Times adds: "The likelihood of water rationing in many parts of the state, including Contra Costa, is increasing while water managers appear certain to face difficult decisions to balance the demands of farms, cities and the environment."
It appears that this looming drought--as well as other Biblical signs of the Apocalypse--show that we are all in big, big trouble.
Although, I'm not a big believer in Bibical signs of the Apocalypse, the news of this water rationing and drought adds to my speculation that I will be s--- out of luck if and when the supposed End of Days comes.
As you can probably already tell, I'm a non-believer. So, I guess, according to Apocalypic predictions, as a non-believer, I am condemned to die a second death in the Lake of Fire.
In any event, let's get back to news about the drought. The Contra Costa Times reports:
State water managers months ago told their customers they would likely get only 15 percent of their requests for Delta water, and now they might have to cut that figure.
The likelihood of water rationing in many parts of the state, including Contra Costa, is increasing while water managers appear certain to face difficult decisions to balance the demands of farms, cities and the environment.